Appearance : straw
Nose : fine and delicate. Typical of Domaine des Hautes Glaces, the grains are given pride of place, with aromas of fresh malt and freshly cut barley. Floral notes of hawthorn and lily mix with mineral aromas, bringing beautiful freshness to the nose. These aromas are balanced by yellow fruits (quince, necatarine), wax and acacia honey. Allowed to breathe, fragrances of schist and damp grains take us to the distillerys alpine setting.
Palate : full and supple, and consistent with the nose, the palate reveals a succession of flavours with precision and remarkable tempo. First, barley melts into notes of ripe fruit (white grape) and heady florals (mimosa). Then beeswax and a gentle hint of lemon carry the mid-palate. Finally, unexpected spices appear (black pepper, Timur berry), bringing the palate exoticism and richness.
Overall : long, gradually we move away from the spices, fresh barley and mineral mountain air to return to aromas of maturation. After many minutes, the resinous side and honeyed notes typical of white Saint-Joseph coat the palate, bringing the tasting to a beautiful conclusion.